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Pakistan's Energy Conservation Plan Extended
Pakistan's Energy Conservation Plan Extended

Thursday 29th July 2010

THE Pakistani federal government on Tuesday decided to maintain two-day weekly off and early markets’ closure by another three months till Oct 31, 2010. Pakistan has been facing stringent measures to reduce energy use since April, when office closures and early closing of markets were implemented, with stronger punishments added ...

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Empire State Building's Energy Saving Retrofit Makes Business Sense
Empire State Building's Energy Saving Retrofit Makes Business Sense

Thursday 29th July 2010

THE world famous Empire State Building, a New York City skyline landmark is undergoing a major energy efficiency retrofit that will bring 40% reduction in costs and energy use. The Malkin family have been part owners of the building since 1961 and they now supervise the current building managers W&H Properties. ...

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Chinese Vice Premier Highlights Energy Efficiency
Chinese Vice Premier Highlights Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 27th July 2010

ON Friday Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang, appealed for greater effort in developing and in using advanced energy technologies as a way of boosting energy conservation and efficiency, while helping to fuel China’s economic growth. Li made the remarks while meeting with prize winners awarded for their contributions to China's energy ...

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South Africa Sets Energy Efficiency Regulations for New Buildings
South Africa Sets Energy Efficiency Regulations for New Buildings

Tuesday 20th July 2010

NEW energy efficiency regulations will soon be in place for all new buildings being built in South Africa. The South African Trade and Industry Minister, Rob Davies has published amendments to the energy efficiency regulations. This move will make it compulsory for all new buildings to be designed and built ...

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Asia Pacific a Focus for Energy Efficiency Solutions
Asia Pacific a Focus for Energy Efficiency Solutions

Monday 19th July 2010

ENERGY demand in the Asia Pacific region is increasing at a fast pace, primarily with the upward demand being fueled by rapid economic growth across Southeast Asia, India, and China. Asian governments and industrial leaders are also heavily focused on creating a more sustainable and energy-efficient economy and these worthwhile goals ...

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Victoria Doubles Energy Efficiency Target
Victoria Doubles Energy Efficiency Target

Friday 16th July 2010

The Victoria State Government in Australia has been strengthening their energy saving scheme, which will now also target businesses. John Brumby, Premier of Victoria, has launched an election climate-change policy, which expands the current energy-saving scheme to target 500,000 small and medium businesses. This has doubled the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET), ...

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Healthcare Benefits from Energy Efficiency Investments
Healthcare Benefits from Energy Efficiency Investments

Tuesday 13th July 2010

ACCORDING to new research healthcare organisations are more likely to invest in energy efficiency for their facilities compared to other industry sectors. According to PR Newswire in March American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), Johnstone Controlls and the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), commissioned the 2010 Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) survey, ...

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Australian Businesses Request Tax Breaks for Energy Efficiency
Australian Businesses Request Tax Breaks for Energy Efficiency

Monday 12th July 2010

BUSINESS groups in Australia are appealing to the government to use tax breaks to improve energy efficiency, rather than the planned carbon tax or emissions trading scheme, at least until there is an international consensus on climate policy. The current Labor government is due to meet tomorrow, Tuesday 13th July, to ...

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U.S. DOE Ignores Its Own Advice
U.S. DOE Ignores Its Own Advice

Thursday 8th July 2010

THE U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) web site publishes energy saving and efficiency advise – as you would expect, but the New York Times reports that it’s a case of “do as I say, not what I do” for the DOE An internal audit revealed on Wednesday that many of the ...

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Iran Plan Energy Conservation
Iran Plan Energy Conservation

Thursday 8th July 2010

THE Iranian Supreme Leader has announced a policy for energy conservation and consumption. After a consultation with Iran's Expediency Council, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei declared the mechanism for reforming consumption patterns, especially for the conservation of energy and water resources. The Ayatollah has forwarded a ...

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Manila Police to Arrest Energy Use
Manila Police to Arrest Energy Use

Thursday 8th July 2010

THE Eastern Police District (EPD) of Manila is being forced to take energy efficiency measures to be able to pay its utility bills, by arresting the amount of energy wasted. Police chiefs are strictly implementing energy saving at district and station level after continuing increases in energy consumption across their precincts. EPD ...

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Energy Efficiency Report for the World's Governments
Energy Efficiency Report for the World's Governments

Wednesday 7th July 2010

A report on energy efficiency published by Energy Regulators from around the world has been sent to the energy ministers of all the G8 countries, fulfilling a commitment made by energy regulators last year. The report highlights how energy efficiency is one of the major issues regarding climate change and compiles ...

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Energy Efficient Buildings for India
Energy Efficient Buildings for India

Tuesday 6th July 2010

INDIA is seeing a 10% annual increase in commercial buildings with the increase in the energy demand projected to be 5.4 billion kWh annually. The need for businesses in India to design and construct ‘high performance buildings’, so that the use of electricity can be controlled is imperative. Due to ...

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Energy Efficiency can save Canadian Businesses $100,000s
Energy Efficiency can save Canadian Businesses $100,000s

Friday 2nd July 2010

SAVING hundreds of thousands of dollars in operational costs through energy conservation and efficiency is not that difficult, so heard an audience of business leaders in the Canadian City of Guelph, at the Guelph Chamber of Commerce Environmental Sustainability Forum this week. 

They discovered it can be a simple to save ...

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Sri Lanka to Focus on Energy Saving
Sri Lanka to Focus on Energy Saving

Friday 2nd July 2010

THE Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA) is to host the Vidulka Energy Week energy saving exhibition next month in Colombo. The exhibition will inform Sri Lankans about energy conservation and will also address concerns and questions of energy professionals, the energy industries, academics and the general public. The exhibition will be ...

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Sticks not Carrots for SME Energy Efficiency
Sticks not Carrots for SME Energy Efficiency

Thursday 1st July 2010

"I don't think incentives work, sticks do." so said Bob Wigley, chairman of the UK government’s Green Investment Bank Commission. Wigley encouraged the UK government to show they have “the guts” by imposing financial penalties on businesses who fail to become energy efficiency and accept their environmental responsibilities. Wigley, speaking yesterday at ...

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Taipei's Campaign Targets Heavy Energy Users
Taipei's Campaign Targets Heavy Energy Users

Wednesday 30th June 2010

THE Taipei city government revealed yesterday that it is starting an energy-saving campaign in July aimed at the heavier power users, such as hotels, office buildings and department stores, who will be requested to maintain an indoor temperature no lower than 26 degrees Celsius. Hau Lung-bin, the city mayor, stated that ...

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Russian Budget Proposes Property Tax Break for Energy Efficiency
Russian Budget Proposes Property Tax Break for Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 30th June 2010

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's annual Budget Address was posted on the Russian Presidential website yesterday, and amongst the many proposals is one focusing on energy efficiency. Medvedev proposes that enterprises, which operate energy-efficiently and use energy efficient equipment will be exempt from property tax. “To introduce new technologies in the economy it ...

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Tough Energy Saving Rules for Caloocan City Employees
Tough Energy Saving Rules for Caloocan City Employees

Tuesday 29th June 2010

THE Filipino city of Caloocan, part of metropolitan Manila and just north of the city, is to apply strict measures in its energy conservation program, which will force all city government offices to save on its bills. The City Mayor, Enrico “Recom” Echiverri, said : “Besides the savings we make from paying ...

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Indian SMEs Encouraged to Become Energy Efficient
Indian SMEs Encouraged to Become Energy Efficient

Monday 28th June 2010

THE Indian governmental Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), with the support of the Ministry of Power, has started putting into action its national energy efficiency program. There have been 35 small and medium enterprise (SME) groups selected and BEE aims at encouraging SMEs to implement energy efficient technologies and practices ...

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Energy Saving Businesses Booming
Energy Saving Businesses Booming

Monday 28th June 2010

A recent report by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the United States has shown the expected expansion for energy service companies (ESCOs) to be around 26% annual growth from 2009-2011 with the revenue reaching $7.1 billion. ESCOs are private companies that typically offer energy savings improvements under long-term performance ...

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Pakistan's Energy Problems Continue
Pakistan's Energy Problems Continue

Thursday 24th June 2010

WE have reported regularly on the problems of energy supply in Pakistan, where draconian measures have been enacted, if not fully implemented. Due to a shortage of capacity from their power stations the Pakistani government imposed restrictions on opening times for retail and businesses and even reduced opening for their own ...

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China Contiues Push for Energy Efficiency
China Contiues Push for Energy Efficiency

Thursday 24th June 2010

THE Chinese Vice Premier appealed for greater efforts in increasing awareness of energy-savings as well as seeing more investments into research for energy-efficiency technology. Vice Premier Li Keqiang made his remark last week in correspondence to the sponsors of China’s 20th national energy-saving publicity week. Campaigns and promotional activities were organised during ...

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Office Blocks Need to Provide Energy Efficiency Data
Office Blocks Need to Provide Energy Efficiency Data

Wednesday 23rd June 2010

A draft law was passed by the Australian Federal Government’s lower house yesterday, which states that office block owners will now have to disclose their building's energy efficiency to buyers or lessees. The Australian government aim is for owners of big commercial office buildings to release energy efficiency ratings before ...

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UK Budget Squeeze - Energy Management Needed
UK Budget Squeeze - Energy Management Needed

Wednesday 23rd June 2010

THE UK’s new coalition government’s Chancellor George Osborne unveiled £29 billion worth of tax rises, pay freezes and cuts and warned more pain will follow later. The pain is due to Britain’s huge deficit, currently around £900 billion, and with these difficult decisions being taken by government British commerce, industry and ...

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